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Monday 1 September 2014 Monday 1 September 2014

Firat News: Saleh Muslim calls on world public to break down the wall of silence Co-chairman of the PYD (Democratic Union Party), Mohamed Saleh Muslim, has released a letter on behalf of the people... Read more

Sunday 31 August 2014 Sunday 31 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR documented the death of 47 children under the age of 16, were killed by aerial and barrels bombardment during the past 36 hours, the number of the dead is likely... Read more

Saturday 30 August 2014 Saturday 30 August 2014

Firat News:  KNK campaign calls for urgent action from OIC against ISIS Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Women’s Commission has launched an open letter campaign calling on the Organisation of Islamic... Read more

Friday 29 August 2014 Friday 29 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:Final death toll for Friday 29/08/2014, approximately 195 people killed in Syria. The dead : 33 civilians, 46 rebels, 34 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 27 NDF, 41 Regular... Read more

Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege... Read more

Thursday 28 August 2014 Thursday 28 August 2014

Firat News: Horrific confessions of ISIS members A documentary broadcast on STERK TV last night entitled ‘Gang of Degenerates’ contained the horrific confessions of more than 20 members of... Read more

Wednesday 27 August 2014 Wednesday 27 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Wednesday 27/08/2014, approximately 279 people killed in Syria. The dead : 32 civilians, 48 rebels, 42 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 30 NDF,... Read more

Tuesday 26 August 2014 Tuesday 26 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: More than 3100 fighters and soldiers from the regime forces and their militiamen have been killed since Bashar Al Assad speech of the tantalizing promises. Reliable... Read more

Monday August 25 2014 Monday August 25 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Monday 25/08/2014, approximately 151 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 40 rebels, 29 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 20 NDF, 26... Read more

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sunday 24 August 2014

Firat: YPG and FSA to mount joint defence of Aleppo As fighting between opposition forces and ISIS gangs intensifies in Syria, the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) have met and... Read more

Saturday 23 August 2014 Saturday 23 August 2014

Firat News: People’s battalion established in Kobane  In the Kobane Canton of Rojava (West Kurdistan) a battalion composed of local people, affiliated to the YPG, has been established. The people... Read more

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal

Firat News:Photographer explains what he saw in Sinjar Photographer Selim Yildiz who went to Sinjar when the ISIS attacks began, and spent several days in the mountains with the Yezidis, said hundreds... Read more

Friday 22 August 2014 Friday 22 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: More than 180000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution, including more than 70000 died after the massacre of the chemical weapon committed... Read more

Thursday 21 August 2014 Thursday 21 August 2014

Firat News: Village liberated in Kobanê People’s/Women’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ) are continuing their operations launched in July against the attacks of ISIS (Islamic State) gangs in... Read more

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Firat News: Turkish soldiers open fire on Yezidi refugees at border  A group of over 100 Yezidis who were able to reach the Turkey border after fleeing the attacks of ISIS gangs in South Kurdistan were... Read more

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Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

18 August 2014: Mid-term Implementation Assessment -Syria  Read More →

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that... Read more

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic... Read more

The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity

The Syrian crisis deepened amid blind violence exceeding all limits, in a way pushing the country towards the unknown in the absence of any objective and serious solutions. It is essentially beyond being... Read more

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts,... Read more

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already... Read more

CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim

In 2003, Saleh Muslim Mohammed was a founding member of theDemocratic Union Party, better known by its Kurdish acronym PYD, which is the largest Kurdish party in Syria. In 2010, he was elected... Read more

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria: Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria:

A general view showing damages after what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to President al-Assad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo on December 17, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Syria’s... Read more

NCB: Statement to the Syrian people NCB: Statement to the Syrian people

The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Statement to the Syrian people The Paris-based international and regional meetings have ended in the last few days emphasising the... Read more

Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are!

Firat news: Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! The year was 1993. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Tarlabashi in the Uludere district of Shirnak province had been forced to flee... Read more

Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II

Dear Sir/Madam RE.: Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II The 10th EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) conference, on EU, Turkey and the Kurds, held 4 and 5 December... Read more

National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release

The Executive Office of the National Coordination Body – NCB held a session on Saturday 21 December 2013 and discussed the ongoing diplomatic movements regarding the Geneva II Conference. State sponsors... Read more

Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers. Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers.

London – (UPI), December 19, 2013: The head of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB Abroad Branch, Haytham Manna, described the head of the Syrian desk at U.S. State Department,... Read more

Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention

Reuters: Nour Fourat. “They took him outside the room… We could hear clearly someone sharpening a knife. And the young man was shouting now: ‘Please, my sheikh, do not slaughter me.’ He kept pleading... Read more

Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa” Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa”

13 December, 2013: Below we reproduce a statement by Abdullah Ocalan on the death of Nelson Mandela: The tears that are being shed worldwide for Nelson Mandela today, the stories that are being shared... Read more

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Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege broken, but recent satellite imagery and interviews with Yazidis still on the mountain indicate a humanitarian emergency continuing to unfold [Read... [Read more of this review]

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal

Firat News:Photographer explains what he saw in Sinjar Photographer Selim Yildiz who went to Sinjar when the ISIS attacks began, and spent several days in the mountains with the Yezidis, said hundreds of women had committed suicide rather than fall into the hands of ISIS. Photographer Selim Yildiz spent 8 days on Mount Sinjar after the attacks by the... [Read more of this review]

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Firat News: Turkish soldiers open fire on Yezidi refugees at border  A group of over 100 Yezidis who were able to reach the Turkey border after fleeing the attacks of ISIS gangs in South Kurdistan were hindered by Turkish soldiers as they attempted to cross the border near Roboski village in Uludere district of Shirnak. Soldiers opened fire on the... [Read more of this review]

Nightmare on Mount Sinjar Nightmare on Mount Sinjar

Firat News: 4 killed in helicopter crash on Sinjar mission ANF  - An Iraqi army helicopter crashed while on a mission to Mountain Sinjar where thousands of people still remain trapped after fleeing the city since it was occupied by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs on 3 August. Some 30 people were on board in the humanitarian aid drop... [Read more of this review]

KNK: TO OUR PEOPLES AND THE PUBLIC OPINION KNK: TO OUR PEOPLES AND THE PUBLIC OPINION

On the 14th of August 2007, our Yazidi people in the Shiba and Shex Khidir villages of Shingal suffered a bloodthirsty massacre in which 450 of Yazidi Kurds lost their lives. We vehemently condemn the perpetrators of this massacre and remember with respect the victims of the massacre. [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Monday 11 August 2014 Monday 11 August 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:  Final death toll for Monday 11/08/2014, approximately 151 people killed in Syria. The dead : 59 civilians, 19 rebels, 20 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 18 NDF, 21 Regular forces, 13 unknown rebels, 3 non-Syrian fighters allied to the regular forces , 2 ISIS. By province : Aleppo ( 6 Rebels, 21 civilians ),... [Read more of this review]

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that struggle and mor able to concentrate on protecting the area and all these people.  [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Dahowd “the YPG can be an important nucleus when reconstructing the national Syrian army” Dahowd “the YPG can be an important nucleus when reconstructing the national Syrian army”

A leader of Syrian internal opposition affirmed that some parties are trying to distort the image of the People’s Protection Units – YPG, which is active in the areas of democratic self- administration in the northern east part of Syria. He stressed that these units include Kurds, Arabs, Syriacs, and added that these units can be an important nucleus... [Read more of this review]

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